I Want a Boyfriend: The Luxury Cruise Ship is a Trap
私だって彼が欲しい! 豪華船のワナ
Watashi Datte Kare ga Hoshii! Gouka-sen no Wana
Airing Information
Episode: EP 12, Season 1
Air Date (JP): May 30, 1992
Written by: Katsuyuki Sumizawa
Directed by: Yuji Endo
Featured Monster: Thetis
North American Dub
Air Date (US): September 21, 1995
DiC Title: Cruise Blues
Episode Guide
Usagi vs. Rei: Nightmare in Dream Land
Girls Unite: The End of Jadeite

“I Want a Boyfriend: The Luxury Cruise Ship is a Trap” is the 12th episode of the 1st season of the Sailor Moon anime and the 12th episode overall. It aired in Japan on May 30, 1992. The DiC English dub title for this episode is "Cruise Blues" and it aired in North America on September 21, 1995.


One of Queen Beryl's youma offers to help Jadeite with his plans. Rei wins tickets on a luxury cruise ship and, since she has no boyfriend, asks Ami to accompany her. A jealous Usagi sneaks aboard after them.


Jadeite is approached by Thetis, whom he dislikes and does not want to work with, but she says she has the perfect plan to steal energy. They set up a love cruise to steal energy from anyone who goes aboard.

Usagi wants to go on the cruise, and Umino tells her of a contest in which the winner gets two tickets. Rei uses her power to cheat and win the contest. Usagi asks Rei to take her, but she refuses, eventually choosing Ami to go with her instead. Using the Disguise Pen to transform into a photographer, Usagi gets on board the ship before it takes off. However, it is an illusion by Jadeite and Thetis.

Ami and Rei notice they are the only ones on the ship without dates, so all the guys are taken. Usagi runs into Jadeite, and fawns over him (and he acts nice towards her). Later, Usagi and Luna spy on Jadeite and Thetis, and discover that they are from the Dark Kingdom.

Thetis uses a disco ball to steal energy from everyone, however, it only drains energy from those in love, therefore Ami and Rei are not drained. Jadeite and Thetis reveal their true forms, and the crew members turn out to be water monsters working for Thetis. Rei chops one in two, but this only causes it to multiply. As the water monsters attack Ami and Rei, Usagi transforms into Sailor Moon and confronts Jadeite just as he is about to leave.

Thetis fights Sailor Moon and shoots deadly water from the ocean at her in an attempt to pulverize her. Sailor Mars destroyed the crew members with her Fire Soul attack and then goes with Sailor Mercury to help Sailor Moon. Sailor Mercury used her Shabon Spray attack to confuse Thetis and Sailor Mars used her Fire Soul attack to incapacitate Thetis. The Fire Soul attack allowed Sailor Moon to finally defeat the youma with her Moon Tiara Action attack.

The Sailor Senshi demand to know who Jadeite works for and why he steals energy, but he returns to the Dark Kingdom. Meanwhile, the ship returns to the ruins of a ship, and another boat comes to pick up everyone, and they have regained their energy.

Meanwhile, Jadeite has received a transmission from Queen Beryl who chastises him for having another plan foiled, and for the unsuccessful use of her best youma, Thetis. She instructs Jadeite to remain in his quarters until she can think of what to do with him. After the transmission ended, Jadeite vows to get back at Sailor Moon, if only Queen Beryl doesn't do away with him first.

International Dub Titles

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Quero ter Namorado: A Cilada do Cruzeiro de Luxo ("I Want to Have a Boyfriend: The Luxury Cruise Trap")
  • European Portuguese: Gostava de Ter um Namorado ("I Would Like to Have a Boyfriend")
  • French:
    • TV: La croisière ("The Cruise")
    • DVD: Je veux un chéri, moi aussi ! Piège sur le palace flottant. ("I Want a Darling, too! Trap on the Floating Palace.")
  • German: Die Kreuzfahrt ("The Cruise")


Changes from the Manga

  • The Dark Kingdom has no Youma who are considered more important, in status, above other Youma.

Dub Changes



  • Beryl loses her patience with Jadeite after the death of Thetis, and the consequences of his failure are evident in the succeeding episode.
  • The fat lady from the first episode could be seen again in this episode as one of the raffle customers.
  • In the DiC English dub, the tissues that Usagi received as consolation prizes in the lottery were changed to bars of soap, and the ball that Thetis used to view what was going on also doubled as the energy-absorbing disco ball.
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